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How we deliver Art at Bents Green School

Students have full access to the Art National Curriculum which is differentiated  to  meet students’ learning needs and styles. 

Our Art curriculum is designed to be challenging and appropriate to each student’s stage of development. 

The Art Curriculum offers opportunities for cross-curricula learning to  ensure students make significant personal development  including: 

  • Computer software such as Photoshop 

  • Educational visits 

  • Design and technology technical drawing 

  • Use of a wide range of media to explore popular culture 

  • Difference and Diversity Days – which explores Art from different cultures and religions. 

  • Forest Schools which uses creative tasks to engage with the natural world. 

  • Preparation for Adulthood and its emphasis on Cultural Capital and exploring the wider world.   

Students in Phase 3 (Y7-Y8) have one Art lesson a week.  

Students in Phase 4 (Y9-Y11) have one Art lesson a week 

We provide additional extra-curricular activities, including lunchtime Art and Craft sessions 

Our Art curriculum is designed to build and expand on previous skills and subject knowledge over a 5 year period.  It includes opportunities for repetition to embed knowledge, increasing the chance of information recall and to integrate new knowledge into larger ideas. 

Our Art curriculum has been developed collaboratively. Each unit has a detailed scheme of work to support the implementation and consistency of delivery.   

Our Art curriculum is differentiated by Pathways (Academic, Nurture, Sensory) ensuring the curriculum matches students’ needs and is relevant to their age and stage of development.    

What we want our students to achieve 

To develop passion and enthusiasm for Art. 

To develop skills using a range of media and materials. 

To experience Art in its many forms using all of their senses. 

To engage in play, exploration and creation through a wide variety of media and materials.  

To learn about artists, craft makers and designers. 

To learn about some of the main periods in Art History. 

To be able to analyse the work of different artists. 

To be able to produce a personal response to an artist’s work or style of working.

To recognise the impact and influence the Arts have on future generations.  

What difference is the Art curriculum making to our students

Our students follow an Art based curriculum. and will be engaged in learning. 

Students will be stimulated by the curriculum to develop their curiosity of the work of various artists and the wide variety of media and materials available to them for play, exploration and creativity.  

All students are provided with opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the main periods of Art History, famous artists and different disciplines within Art.  

All students will be well prepared for their next step of learning and education.